Trouble moving up in stakes
This is going to seem very silly to some people...And I feel very foolish that this is an issue for me.
I'm a bankroll nit and I don't know how to shake it. I'm sitting on a $280 BR on PokerStars
, but I find myself constantly playing 2nl and $2 or less MTTs/SNGs. My BRM plan is as follows:
-30 buy-ins for ring games @ 100BBs
-30 buy-ins for SNGs
-50 buy-ins for MTSNGs and MTTs
So, its clear that I'm pretty much rolled for 5nl, $9 SNGs, and $5 MTTs but for some reason I cannot bring myself to play at these stakes. Even though I am over-rolled for the micro-stakes and properly rolled for higher stakes, I feel so uncomfortable. I don't know if Im scared of losing money or if I expect that I'll do really bad and I don't trust myself to play higher stakes. Maybe its just very hard for me to move out of my comfort zone since I've been playing micro-limit for the longest time. I know my confidence in my game is very low, which is one of the reasons why I try to stay as low as possible-thats something I have to fix.
I have no problem playing these small stakes, but would like to be able to build a bigger bankroll and play higher stakes. Im not comparing myself to other players, but its a bit frustrating, sometimes, seeing other members moving up in stakes/build BRs at a nice rate while I feel like Im stuck in the same place.
I don't want to think that I'm only "good" enough to play micro-limits, but if thats all I am good for I should get used to it.
So, how would one overcome this? Has anyone ever gone through this or feels similar?